Bronx arts teacher uses fellowship for inspirational courses and is "surrounded by brilliant and creative people."
Television and textiles may seem far apart on the artistic spectrum, but New York City artist and educator Linda Stern has had a successful career that spans both disciplines.
A 2010 recipient of a Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship, Stern chose to study at the Split Rock Arts Program this past summer, taking Digital Designs for Printed Textiles with Michael James, as well as Digital Nature Photography with Craig Blacklock.
Stern, one of only 15 teachers nationwide selected to receive the fellowship, began her career doing on-air graphics for television, including ABC Sports. Seven years ago, she transitioned to teaching art full-time, while pursuing her own visual arts projects in her home studio. Currently, she teaches drawing and painting, graphic design, and digital photography at the Bronx High School for Visual Arts (BHSVA).